This series of historical murals depicting the technical advances of brewing was painted for a former Buffalo brewery around 1936. The artist was Johannes Nielsen of Copenhagen. If you have any information about these painting or the artist, please contact ForgottenBuffalo@aol.com.
"Egypt" by noted Copenhagen artist Johannes Nielse
"Nordic" by noted Copenhagen artist Johannes Nielsen
Mural #3 by Johannes Nielsen
Mural #4 by Johannes Nielsen
"Hansen" by artist Johannes Nielsen. Emil Christian Hansen (May 8, 1842 – August 27, 1909) was a Danish mycologist and fermentation physiologist. Employed by the Carlsberg Laboratory in Copenhagen, he discovered that yeast was composed of different kinds of fungi and that the yeast culture could be cultivated. He isolated a pure cell of yeast and, after combining it with a sugary solution, produced more yeast than was in a yeast bank. It was known as Saccharomyces carlsbergensis, and is used in lager beers.
“Pasteur” by artist Johannes Nielsen. Louis Pasteur (December 27, 1822 – September 28, 1895) was a French chemist and microbiologist born in Dole."In 1876, Louis Pasteur brought beer forward by describing the basis for fermentation that beer was fermented not by chemicals but by microorganisms--that is, yeast. He noted that bacteria, mold, and wild yeast were often responsible for the sour beer that plagued France and other countries. With this new understanding, he and other scientists began to refine techniques that could contain impurities like bacteria, and thus quality control for beer could be effectively implemented. The process of killing such bacteria and stabilizing beer would come to be known as pasteurization.